Simone Rocha looked for empowerment in the hyper-feminine and vulnerability in the resilient this season with a collection that may be some of her finest work to date. Known for her dainty tulle dresses beaded with pearls, the designer incorporated a dash of rock ‘n’ roll this season, by recontextualising the biker jacket into what should be a Simone Rocha staple for seasons to come. Her use of leather this season put the collection in a league of its own, why? Because it is so new to the brand, to have full leather ensembles that steer away from the overly sweet and angelic. 

Next to Simone Rocha’s obvious staples such as tulle, pearls, flower embroidery and more tulle were roses composed of excess fabric in the garments, some so delicate one would have to squint to catch a glimpse. Shades of red, white, black and camo green dominated the looks this season and gigot sleeves are definitely on trend for the forthcoming season, as we have seen at Simone Rocha, Yuhan Wang and Chopova Lowena. This season Simone Rocha attacked the AW21 with a great sense of power whilst highlighting the strength of being sartorially hyper-feminine. 

Written by Madeleine Holth for The Perfect Magazine

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